Just curious if any of you have ever seen this before?
I have JUST brought home (today!) an intact male to foster….he is being neutered tomorrow.
My 3 dogs (two females, one male) are all spayed/neutered.
The intact foster boy is behaving exactly as if my 50 lb mix-breed female is in heat. I am confident this is NOT "dominance humping" or play on his part- have seen plenty of play/dominance mounting and have also seen enough deliberate matings (I work for a hunting dog breeder/trainer) to see the difference.
He is following her around, sniffing her vulva, drooling a little, clacking his teeth, initiating play, and mounting her. Repeatedly, and with determination. A couple of times he has gone as far as to have his penis out of its sheath and "stuck" that way until the swelling goes down.
She isn't standing for him (and he isn't getting anywhere)....but she is tolerating his attentions with a playful attitude. She isn't a lot taller than a Basenji but she is stocky and long-bodied...she outweighs him by a good 30 lbs, and is mostly just flinging him around while he clings to her for dear life, or she wrestles him to the ground. If nothing else, they've just about worn each other out & will sleep good tonight! LOL
He seems mildly interested in my Basenji female....will sniff her and clack teeth, but shows no interest in mounting her. It's just the big furry girl he likes. LOL. She isn't swollen, has no discharge- I know without a doubt she is spayed....I can't make heads or tails of his behavior??
So I'm wondering if any of you breeders or rescue folks have ever seen this? Is it possible for a spayed female to still give off some sort of hormone to make a male think she is in estrus? Maybe just a weird behavior quirk of this boy?
Either way, the neuter is coming just in time....LOL. Not an issue I can't handle, I am just curious about it!